Saturday, November 20, 2010

The 20 Days of World of Warcraft: Day One

Favorite class and why?

Really? Do I have to pick just one?

If someone had asked me this question a little over a month ago (before Patch 4.0.1), my answer would have been easy. I would have easily said priest. It's kind of ironic looking back at things now. When the changes to priests happened between TBC and Wrath I was worried then that I wouldn't like them. Even throughout Wrath I often would say that I still wasn't sure if I was playing Discipline right, and still wasn't sure if I liked what Blizzard had done to priests. In retrospect, with the experience of having seen the new LolSmite Disc spec and having tried to use it, I can firmly say that I loved what Discipline was throughout Wrath, I just didn't recognize it. In the immortal words of Joni Mitchell, " don't know what you've got til it's gone."

This leaves me with quite a bit of a conundrum as to favorite class. I'd like to say druid, because I am loving both my Resto and my Boomkin specs, plus there is still more to learn (I could be a bear or a kitty still). There is so much versatility in the druid class, it's almost mind-boggling. The healing in Resto is absolutely fabulous. It plays very fluidly, there are choices to make and it isn't just rotation, rotation. And Boomkin.... I can't say enough about Boomkin. This is my first true dps spec that I've enjoyed. I understand it. It's easy, but complex enough, and I love the pretty Power Auras.

All of this aside, I think I could find the same things in other classes. I am a true altoholic, and I am looking forward to experiencing other classes and other roles. I am absolutely loving my Blood DK, and I went into it very skeptical because I've struggled to tank in the past; despite my nervousness tanking I fell in love.

While I am loving my DK and playing her most at the moment, I think right now my answer has to be druid.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Death Knight's Tale: Touched by The Light

"Stand down death knights. We've lost. The Light... This place... No hope..."

I awoke to these words on my commander's lips, my body forced to kneel before the power of The Light. I glanced over myself and my fellows, all wet with the rain mixed with the blood of those we had slain. I listened as the paladin spoke the truth of our situation. I watched as the realization of what had happened came to Mograine's mind. I saw Him appear before us, dark and deadly and powerful as always. It had all been a game, a ploy to lure Fordring out. We were all just sheep before the slaughter, a tool for Him to use.

I watched as The Light cleansed Mograine's heart as well as his weapon, the Ashbringer. The glow of The Light was blinding, radiating warmth and life. My heart and mind were cleansed by its power. The image of Tirion Fordring wielding that wonderous weapon now cleansed of all taint is branded in my mind.

Would that we could cleanse Frostmourne too. Would that He could return to us as the child He once was. What has been done cannot be undone. He can no longer be mended, just as I can no longer be whole. Too much has happened.

All memories before this moment are indistinct. I do not remember my life before undeath. My earliest memories are of His voice, deep and dark, echoing through my mind, commanding me to kill or be killed. I remember a blur of frenzied violence and slaughter, and then this miraculous day when this monstrous killer was touched by The Light.

I am not healed. I am not whole. But at least now I am no longer under His control. All I have known of "life" is violence, and that is all I still know. My body aches to fight, and so I will allow it, but now I am my own. I decide on which side I fight and I have decided that He must die.

I join with Mograine and his Knights of the Ebon Blade. As Mograine has said, "We must make amends in the only way we know how: Death..." And so I march with my brothers and sisters to retake what is rightfully ours, to reclaim Acherus, our Ebon Hold.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The 20 Days of World of Warcraft Challenge

 I'm not sure where this came from, but someone found it here. Apparently it's been seen around (dirty little MEME). Of course I couldn't resist. MEME's are my kryptonite; I'm powerless to resist them. Day One, coming soon to a blog near you.

Day 1 - Favourite class and why?
Day 2 - Favourite race and why?
Day 3 - Favourite NPC?
Day 4 - Favourite Emote and the best situation to use it in.
Day 5 - The meaning behind your mains name?
Day 6 - Favourite dungeon and why?
Day 7 - Favourite companion non-combat pet?
Day 8 - Favourite guild name you’ve come across?
Day 9 - Which race/class combination are you most like in RL?
Day 10 - If a level 3 called “yurmom” asks you for gold, you say/do?
Day 11 - Favourite WoW holiday (e.g Brewfest, Childrens week)
Day 12 - Suggest any idea for Blizzard that they could put in the game.
Day 13 - Which faction are you “for”?
Day 14 - Healer, tank or dps?
Day 15 - Favourite Battleground and why?
Day 16 - Favourite quest/quest chain?
Day 17 - What do you do when the server’s down?!
Day 18 - Post your favourite Screenshot.
Day 19 - How many hours do you play a week, roughly?
Day 20 - Where would you be now if World of Warcraft never existed?

Shit My Friend Says: What Kind of Mill?

With the loss of my guild and the change of blogs the Stuff My Raid Leader Says column has disappeared, but I do have a replacement. Postings will be every Thursday (unless I'm lame and forget). Posts not limited to just one "friend"

Spellpower: Why do they call it Tauren Mill? There's not really a bunch of Taurens in it.
Me: /Facepalm

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lil' LK!

My friend and I were chatting whilst I was running through my blogroll and reading all the juicy tidbits of the day. Then I cam across Redhawk's most recent post, which was highly amusing (except for the bits about Diablo because I don't play it).

When I got to question number 34 which contains a suggestion for Blizzard to create a Lil' LK non-combat pet that casts Defile on critters. I was super excited and thought that was awesome, but Spellpower had an even better idea.

He suggested that Lil' LK should have the ability to kill and then raise critters and create a mini-scourge. Although it would be a model and texture artist's nightmare, can you imagine running around town with a bevy of skeletal squirrels and bunnies following you? So much win!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

All My Minions: Imp-proper Behavior

Ashwynn: Come here, Biznip.
Biznip: That is not in my contract!
She glares at him, tapping her foot impatiently.
Biznip: Oh wait...
He pulls a well read sheath of papers from thin air and reads.
Biznip: Uh, I guess it is.
He capers over to her, doing handstands and flips as he goes.
Biznip: What's up, boss?
Ashwynn: Was wondering if you could head over to Stonebrow's and pick me up some Eternium Thread?
Biznip: Aww, sure, send the little guy. That thread weighs about as much as I do!
She pokes his belly.
Ashwynn: Looks as though you could use the exercise. This sedentary life is making you weak.
Biznip: Look who's talking!
Ashwynn: Well, excuse you! Would you rather I send you back to the Twisting Nether for a bit?
Biznip: Err...
Ashwynn: Kraknak always obeys me. Perhaps it is past time he became my minion of choice.
Biznip: Awww. C'mon, boss, you know I'm your favorite. I'm your first. And besides, you know you love my back talk. At least I'm not truly rebellious like that succubus of yours.
Ashwynn: Disynn may be unruly but she has her uses.
Biznip: bed. Heheheh!
Ashwynn: Biznip! Hush!
Biznip: Fine. I'm goin', I'm goin'.
He scampers off, trailing a wisp of felfire.

Ashwynn: Minions! Can't live with them. Can't live without them.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Icelica's Resting Place: Home

Last week's Blog Azeroth Shared Topic was Home Sweet.... While I am quite a bit late on this one, it sparked ideas in my mind. Each of my toons will be making an appearance with their ideas about what home means to them. Here's where Icelica considers home.

 I do not belong in this world. I died long ago. I should have rotted in the grave long ago.This life, if you can call it that, is only a bitter reminder that I do not belong. While I will not take the coward's way out, I still anxiously await going home. Sweet oblivion cannot come soon enough.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ashwynn's Two Copper: Home

Last week's Blog Azeroth Shared Topic was Home Sweet.... While I am quite a bit late on this one, it sparked ideas in my mind. Each of my toons will be making an appearance with their ideas about what home means to them. Here's where Ashwynn considers home.

Biznip may not care much for it, but there's nothing like the tink of dwarven smiths plying their craft. The heat of the forge makes this mountain city almost like a tropical vacation spot. I love Ironforge!

The hustle and bustle of  the city is comforting to me. There's nothing like a marketplace to get your blood pumping. The dwarves are honest and friendly, which makes it the perfect place to ply my trade. The plethora of people from all walks of life makes for interesting times.

Ironforge suits me and Biznip. While I do not partake, there's nothing Biznip likes better than a good dwarven stout, and drunken customers often equals profit.